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Richard Heck, 78, of Evansville passed away Friday, October 4, 2013. He was born May 22, 1935 to Irwin and Lora Heck.
Richard was a four year veteran of the United States Air Force. He worked for Sears for 30 years and for the Evansville Fire Department for 39 and a half years. Richard was a member of Eagles, Moose Lodge, and Riverbend. He was an avid golfer and was always known as, "just a good guy."
He is survived by his wife, Darlene, whom he married on July 10, 1998; daughters, Vicki Nichols (David) and Cindy Gossett all of Evansville; Granddaughters, Natalie Gee and Andrea Hempfling; great grandchildren, Riley and Sydney Gee; step children, David (Patt), Scott (Patti), and Eric (Kristen) Nickens; step grandchildren, Grayson, Ian, Grant and Katherine Nickens; step great granddaughter, Iris Nickens; as well as nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, October 7 at Ziemer Funeral Home North Chapel, 6300 First Ave., Evansville, IN 47710.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 8 at the funeral home with Rev. Mark Sirnic and Chaplain Tony Payne officiating.
Burial will follow at Bethlehem UCC Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Bethlehem United Church of Christ, 6400 Oak Hill Rd Evansville, IN 47725.
The family would like to thank the staff of the VA and Home Instead Senior Care for their loving care.
Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com.
Ziemer Funeral Home North
6300 N First Ave Evansville, IN 47714
Published in Courier Press from Oct. 6 to Oct. 7, 2013